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Chester Williams passes away at 96

Longtime Statesboro resident Chester Williams, known for his incredible memory and his passion for all things Georgia Southern, passed away Tuesday at age 96.

October 23, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


City may drop alcohol board

After months of negotiations and multiple workshops by the Alcohol Control Board, the Statesboro City Council has finally taken action on proposed changes to the city's alcohol ordinance by passing a first reading of four changes to the ordinance, including the abolishment of the ACB.

October 23, 2008 | Phil Boyum | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Hobby Lobby and PETCO opens

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 23, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


GDOT: Statesboro bypass officially open

Georgia Department of Transportation officials have announced that the Statesboro bypass is now officially open.

October 23, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Reports: Pranks by local students leave cars, homes vandalized

High-school homecoming pranks have escalated from simple "rolling" yards with toilet paper to spray painting vehicles, according to recent Bulloch County Sheriff's reports.

October 23, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Portal council meeting postposed to next Tuesday

The called meeting of the Portal City Council, slated for tonight, has been canceled due to the death of council member Keith Brown, said Portal City Clerk Eva Pitts. Brown died Wednesday morning, she said.

October 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Pumpkin Patch; Bulloch History Moment: The U.S.S. Bulloch County

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies and Games

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, October 6, 2008

October 21, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Brooklet mayor: Meeting was a ‘prank’

Brooklet Mayor Joe Grooms said an advertisement announcing a town hall meeting Monday was a "prank," but assured citizens tonight's called Brooklet City Council meeting is for real.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Convicted murderer gets parole

A woman convicted of killing her husband in 1993 and burying him in the back yard is up for parole Oct. 15, but isn't expected to return to Bulloch County to live.

October 21, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bulloch voter registration up 20 percent since 2004

ATLANTA - A larger, more diverse Georgia electorate will be eligible to vote in next month's general election than any in the state's history.

October 21, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GSU students raise awareness of hunger and homelessness worldwide

Georgia Southern students, faculty and staff will do their part to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness around the world and right here in Bulloch County. And they are encouraging the community to get involved.

October 19, 2008 | By SARAH ASP OLSON Herald Correspondent | Local


Heritage Pavilian and renovation project begins for Botanical Garden

Georgia Southern University's Botanical Garden celebrated the groundbreaking for its new Heritage Pavilion and renovation project Wednesday. Georgia Southern Botanical Garden Board president Jack Orman and community supporters joined Dr. Gary Means, dean of Continuing Education and Public Service, to break ground for the project.

October 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU Quarterbacks; The Phil & Jake Show: Making glass art

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, October 3, 2008

October 18, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police: Portal man arrested on molestation charges

A year after investigators first began looking into child molestation allegations involving a 13-year-old Portal girl, DNA tests and other evidence led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man.

October 18, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


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Statesboro has shot at $3 million

With its efforts to revitalize South Main Street and maintain a lively downtown, Statesboro has become one of 50 America's Best Communities quarterfinalists. The top three finalists will receive awards of $3 million, $2 million and $1 million.

May 02, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Eighth grader wins Market game

Fourteen-year-old Michael Vescio, an eighth grader at William James Middle School, made more than $15,000 in investments recently over a 10-week period.

May 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch County Relay for Life: Fighting cancer together

Purple-clad people from all walks of life made their way around a track lined with luminaries Friday evening, celebrating being cancer free as they participated in the first lap - the Survivors' Lap - of the 2015 Bulloch County Relay for Life.

May 01, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Kinder Morgan gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

May 01, 2015 | From the Bryan County News | Local


Two-school zoning shift made definite

As first reported in March, about 140 students who rode school buses to attend Langston Chapel Elementary School this year will go to Sallie Zetterower Elementary School when the new school year begins Aug. 3.

May 01, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


Second lawsuit filed in deadly crash

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter. It is the second suit filed against Total Transportation since the seven-vehicle crash April 22.

April 30, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Last US Marines to leave Saigon describe chaos of war's end

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - As the Marines scrambled to the roof of the U.S. Embassy, they locked a chain-link gate on every other floor to slow the throng of panicked Vietnamese civilians sure to come behind them. They knew if the crowd pushed through to the top, they could easily be overrun by hundreds of people desperate to get a seat on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon.

April 30, 2015 | By MARGIE MASON Associated Press | Local


Warrant roundup nets 21 arrests

A round up of people wanted on felony charges ended in 21 arrests Tuesday, and more may be coming.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Migos rapper still in jail

One of three rap stars arrested on gun and drug charges after an April 18 concert at Georgia Southern University remains in the Bulloch County Jail almost two weeks later, denied bond until a judge approves a hearing.

April 29, 2015 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City alcohol officer proposed

Statesboro officials propose to employ an alcoholic beverage control officer, a certified police officer assigned duties such as enforcement of the minimum drinking age of 21, in the new fiscal year.

April 29, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


A ‘fractured’ fairy tale

Mical Whitaker's latest production for the Statesboro Youth Theatre uses famous fairy tale characters to tell a story about forgiveness.

April 29, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON - Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday in historic arguments at the Supreme Court. But Kennedy's record on the issue could give encouragement to gay and lesbian couples.

April 28, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Baltimore on edge

BALTIMORE - Baltimore was a city on edge Tuesday as hundreds of National Guardsmen patrolled the streets against unrest for the first time since 1968, hoping to prevent another outbreak of rioting.

April 28, 2015 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS and DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press | Local


Confederate soldier remembered

For Confederate Memorial Day, Mike Mull told the Bulloch County Historical Society about a local soldier, Hiram Bland, whose death in a Union prisoner of war camp took on aspects of a 19th century gothic horror story.

April 28, 2015 | Al Hackle | Local


An agritourist magnet in Bulloch County

Hunter Cattle Company didn't start out to be a magnet for agritourism, but it didn't start out to be an award-winning natural-fed meat business, either.

April 28, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Local


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